On Interrupting Jimmy Buffett

I was going along, doing my normal house-mommy activities, washing dishes, folding fitted sheets – king size, alone – how does a person do that?… trying to decide if I’d started searing early enough to complete the roast before dinnertime. I was scrubbing the…

Camp Exercises

The first family camp of the season is always an exercise in what we forgot. This year our long weekend on Orcas Island had a few extra quirks, namely that we brought a boat. We have a new canoe-kayak hybrid beast because my family…

Trail Chat and Stories

Along the way there is a lot of time for idle chatter. Here are some random snipits that each stand alone. On the walk from Salleri to Tapting: -I guess bushwhacking in Asia is off my bucket list. -Where is ‘getting hit by lightning in Asia’…

The Author’s Intersection of Tragedy and Comedy

One of the things that I didn’t anticipate happening when I entered the world of publishing and authors was, I somehow obtained the guts to reach out and talk to published authors (yes the more well-known variety, with world-wide distribution and translations of their…